Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dirty Pleasures Review

Dirty Pleasures (Dirty Billionaire #2)
By: Meghan March

I did it. I married a billionaire.

My reasons are my own, but the last thing I expected was to feel owned.
I may have taken vows, but I’m still determined to be me.
Now his rules are taking over my world, but I’m not the kind of girl to just obey.
There’s only one problem: I might actually be falling for him…
I have no idea how this marriage is going to go, but holding onto a piece of myself while succumbing to his dirty pleasures is shaping up to be the ride of a lifetime.

This book focused more on the plot than the sex scenes unlike the first installment. It picked up right where the first one left off with Holly taking off and leaving Creighton, so we get to see his reaction to her leaving him first hand. It was very satisfying. He fights hard to find her and get to her as quickly as he can and then when they talk about their issues and what they want for each other it's a very sweet moment. Holly was confused by Creighton's apology and calm demeanor and his willingness to please her and come up with a solution for their problem that suited them both. I feel like this moment would have been an ideal time for Creighton to admit to himself that he was in love with Holly, as it is quite clear to the readers how he feels. But we have to suffer through the rest of this book and most of the third before they both come to terms with their relationship. It's a bit frustrating.

Holly's character takes center stage in this book, as she goes on tour with her band with Creighton trailing behind her like a lost puppy. It was necessary for his character to see what hers goes through to try and make a career for herself in country music, however, it's not very befitting to his character to fall away and become a background figure in the book. I was glad that the author didn't prolong the tour narrative because it quickly became boring. 

I think this was probably the most dull book in the series and I made my way through it quickly because in a trilogy the most juicy parts happen in the beginning and the end. In keeping with that, this book was a lot of filler; some sweet moments between Creighton and Holly where you can see that they're falling for each other, even though they're doing their best not to, moments of watching Holly's career blossom, seeing a bit of Creighton's career in play, and of course, their complicated pasts coming up to haunt them. 

Again the end was another cliff hanger, the only disappointing part was that it was literally the exact same scenario as the first book. It had much more impact on me the first time, the second time her departure was foreshadowed and I was less inclined to dive into the third book as I knew what to expect with Creighton's reaction. There just wasn't as much urgency and mystery involved because we had just seen this exact situation play out before us.

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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